Apple Responds to Threat of Italian Operations Shutdown

Posted July 4, 2012 at 4:10pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7739 views

Apple has responded to Italian regulators who threatened the company with a shutdown of its operations in Italy for not complying with its two year free warranty law, reports Reuters.

On Monday, the country's watch dog agency said that despite being fined 900,000 euros, Apple has still not sufficiently complied to the antitrust request and threatened temporary closure of its operations in Italy and fines of up to an additional 300,000 euros.

Apple has launched an appeal against the original regulatory decision.

"We have appealed the recent decision of the (Italian) court as it was, in our view, based upon an incorrect interpretation of the law," Apple said in a statement emailed to Reuters. "We have introduced a number of measures to address the Italian competition authority concerns and we disagree with their latest complaint."

On its website, Apple is apparently offering a two-year free guarantee on defects existing at the time of delivery and one additional one-year free guarantee covering defects arising after delivery.

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Fuck EU - July 5, 2012 at 5:38pm
The people of Europe should be outraged at the EU's policy. In effect, they are saying that everybody must buy an extended warranty (which is built into the price) whether they want it or not. How anti-consumer can you get?
Russell - July 6, 2012 at 4:08am
EU policy is saying manufacturers must PROVIDE FREE 2 yr warranty. They are not requiring consumers to buy it.
Fuck EU - July 6, 2012 at 4:56pm
Of course they are requiring consumers to buy it, you moron. They simply add the cost on to the sticker price. Have you got no critical thinking skills at all?
Fuck apple - July 5, 2012 at 1:12pm
In Europe Union every consumer product must! come with 2years warranty!! Even condoms!!
Fuck apple - July 5, 2012 at 1:01pm
In Bulgaria (EU) apple do give two year warranty I wonder this gready apple why do they resist to give two years in the other part of EU??
unklbyl - July 5, 2012 at 7:54am
Just buy italy. It stinks AND is bankrupt. I got a quarter million. We should be even. Oh yeah, apple warranty will be void in countries owned by apple. Have a nice life
Bobbyray - July 5, 2012 at 6:36am
The previous comment wAs offtopic. Apple has billions of dollars and this situation make people that it's not user friendly and doesn't trust it's own devices to stand Europe policies
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